If you ever get to a place in your life where you feel like something is missing, it’s probably a connection problem: you are disconnected from God and too connected to the world. Prayer and fasting can have a powerful impact on setting your life back on track. Prayer connects us to God. Watch teachings on prayer to learn more.
Fasting is one of the least known disciplines in the church, but it is a practice mentioned both in the Old and New Testament of the Bible and by Jesus Himself, and it has incredible power for our lives today.
Fasting disconnects us from the world.
Fasting isn't about punishing yourself because God wants you to suffer, rather it's about intentionally disconnecting from worldly things for a season so you can hear from God and experience the full life He has for you.
Ways to Get Involved
Prayer is the foundation of our church. Discover how you can be a part of our prayer ministry.
Prayer Small Groups
If you want to learn more about prayer or foster a lifestyle of prayer in you life, join a prayer small group. Whether you are just learning to pray, or if you feel called to prayer ministry, prayer small groups are a great way to connect with others and see God work through prayer.
For those who feel called to make a difference through prayer, our Prayer Dream Team prays during Sunday services for the people attending and those leading. To learn more about how to serve on the Prayer Dream Team, attend the Highlands Growth Track.
“I knew that if we would connect more with God in prayer and disconnect more from the world, we would have a powerful church that would do things beyond our own ability.”
Pastor Chris Hodges
Church of the Highlands Has Been Built on Prayer
It was during a season of prayer and fasting in January 2000, that God gave Chris Hodges the vision for Church of the Highlands. Because our church came from a season of prayer and fasting, it has always been a value to keep prayer and fasting as a priority.
Although January is the best time of year to start a church, Pastor Chris and the team decided to postpone the launch of Highlands until February 2001, in order to devote the first of the year to prayer and fasting. From that January until now, Highlands has spent 21 days every January and August in 21 Days of Prayer, and it is one of the most important things we do as a church.